This video contains footage of real people going ravebonkers at Magnetic Man's set at Parklife Festival, which might seem random until you know Magnetic Man is a supergroup consisting of Benga, Skream and Artwork. In the dubstep world, that's like fusing the DNA of John F. Kennedy, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Jimmy Carter and sending the resultant creature off to run a bitchin' liberal democracy. "I Need Air" might be slightly less utopian—unless your idea of heaven is a delectable convo of cheerleader pop and skillful bass cobbling—but clearly the people in attendance don't know it. Check out Magnetic Man's YouTube for clips from their forthcoming album and snips from their Parklife set, in which people blow whistles and scream "Whooooaaa!" when the bass drops (obviously).
July 13, 2010